Monthly Archives: April 2018

Knit Night: Wipping along.

Have I mentioned April is WIP month? I decided I was sick of projects languishing on the needles so I set out to do something about it.

The first project I’m plowing through is my Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary, knit out of Cloudborn Fibers Bulky Wool Twist in Slate Heather.  Bulky yarn is perfect for the (instant) gratification knit.  As of Sunday, when I took the last photo, I was almost done with the first sleeve. I’ve since finished it and knit about half of the second sleeve.  I’m confident this one will be off the needles this week.  Sadly, there may be occasion to wear it again before we get some actual spring/summer weather!

So close! #onesleevetogo #projectsweaterchest #sleeveisland #bulkyyarn

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Next up on the needles is a WIP that has been lingering for far too long: my Banana Leaf Shawl by Yuki Ueda knit in Northbound Knitting BFL/Silk Lace in Metallurgy. My records show that I cast this on in October, when I knit a few inches and then moved on to something else.  This is the kind of scarf/shawl that I want to wear, but I find tedious to knit.  But the yarn is amazing and I want the finished object.  It’s amazing how much progress you make when you actually work on it?  In just two weeks, I’ve already put close to a foot of knitting on it. Can I finish it this month? We’ll see.

It’s amazing. I keep knitting and my WIP keeps growing! #nbkyarn #wipalong

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Next up is Mom’s blanket. When I last left off, it had 81 squares. My goal is 121. Let’s do this!

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Episode 179: Where is Spring?

Welcome to episode 179! Lots of knitting this week – I’m almost to the second sleeve of my sweater and I made a lot of progress on an old WIP for April is WIP Month. Come join us in the Ravelry group and get those WIPS done!

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You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea

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Episode 178: April is WIP Month

Welcome to episode 178! Lots of knitting this week and I dug out an old WIP to work on for April is WIP Month. Come join us in the Ravelry group and get those WIPS done!

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You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea

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Knit Night: Still in the sweaters.

At this point I’m really only working on two projects.

I’ve made quite a bit of progress on the sweater for my nephew. I will finish the first sleeve cuff today, and then cast on for the second sleeve, which I will work on tonight.  I’m loving how this one is coming out – it’s such a simple knit with just a few textural details.

Again this is Simon and Simona by Elena Nodel knit out of Miss Babs Yowza in Shaken, Not Stirred.

Miles' 2nd year

The second sweater is one for me. Bulky yarn is making this one knit up fairly quickly, even if I only get through one lace repeat a night. As of last count I was about 11 or 12″ into the body so I have a few more lace repeats before I divide for front and back and things get interesting.

Again this is Wolf River by Melissa Schaschwary, knit from a kit I purchased from Craftsy including their house yarn, Cloudborn Fibers Bulky Wool Twist in Slate Heather.

Wolf River

Finally, I did finish that first sock I was working on. I’m hoping to cast on and make decent progress on the second one this weekend.

Cherry Blossom

I’ve decided to devote the rest of April to finishing some WIPs. I have mom’s blanket, a scarf, and another sweater that has been in hibernation. I’m not going to let myself cast on anything new with one exception: once the current socks are done I’m going to cast on a new pair with this fabulous yarn from Northbound Knitting that I could not resist.

NBK Rumpus and Oleander

Episode 177: Ply Away recap

Welcome to episode 177! I didn’t get much done this week so there’s just a bit of progress to show on WIPs. I also didn’t spin, but I did go to Ply Away so I report back on my classes and purchases. I’m also contemplating making April a WIP month. Would anyone like to “along” with me?

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You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter, Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Corner of Knit & Tea

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  • On deck: Hello Yarn Targhee/Bamboo/Silk in Squeaky Clean